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This Year — recapping the best podcasts.: #21: Giant Bom beast (2011) 

this year. 

Recapping the best podcasts. 

Monday, January 2, 2012 

#21: Giant Bombcast (2011) 

this year. 

Giant Bombcast. 




Ryan Davis 
Jeff Gerstmann 
Vinny Caravella 
Brad Shoemaker 
Patrick Klepek 


Download .MP3 (Part 1) 

(300 mins | 56 kbp/s | 120MB) 

Download .MP3 (Part 2) 

(228 mins | 56 kbp/s | 92MB) 

Repeatedly rated amongst the most popular gaming podcasts, the Giant Bombcast 
continued its fervent run in 201 1 with the canny humor and free banter typical of 
the show. The addition of Patrick Klepek as the site's news editor bolstered the 
show's ranks in what was the Bombcast's fourth year. The show's steadfast quality 
led it to become the longest running mainstream gaming podcast, and it continues 
to go from strength to strength. 

Of particular import is discussion of Bad Boys 2 and the upcoming Bad Boys 3. 
Zardoz is also considered before the cast launch into the matter of video games; 
Jeff discusses Skylanders and RBI Baseball, and Ryan attempts to play Skyward 
Sword. News follows the games discussion, and comedy, new releases, and emails 
round out the show. 

The following episode has been split into two parts for your convenience. Please 






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This Year — recapping the best podcasts.: #21: Giant Bom beast (2011) 
download both parts to have the best listening experience. 2006; 2007; 2008 

Find new and old episodes of the Giant Bombcast at the 
show's official website! 

Giant Bombcast 

2008; 2009; 2010; 2011; 
2012; Ryan Davis 
Memorial; 2013; 2014 


Good Grief 

Full run 

Listen to a sample of this episode. 

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0:03:30 - Free discussion prior to What'cha Been Playin'? 

0:1 2:00 - Talk about movies 

0:35:30 -Jeffs trip to Miami 

1:00:00 - Ryan snitched on some pot smokers 

1 :1 9:00 - What'cha Been Playin'? 

3:01:30- News 

Part 2 

0:01:00 - Funny moments from the E3 Bombcasts 
0:49:00 - Funny moments from the regular Bombcasts 
1:58:30 - New releases 
2:03:00 -Emails 

3:08:30 - Ninten'Download X-Press! 


The Giant Bombcast was a production of Whiskey Media and Giant Bomb. All clips 
in this episode are the property of those parties. It was produced by Ryan Davis. 
The percentage of the original show in this episode is approximately 7% (8hrs 
9min/1 55hrs 29min). This episode has been mastered at 56kbp/s, below the 
original audio quality of the shows available to us. Compression is used to reduce 
file sizes. The difference in audio quality is negligible if not unrecognizable. 
Timestamp notes are available here. 


John's Escape/You Want Money? - Michael Kamen 
Fie Won't Be Joining Us - Michael Kamen 
Holidae In - Chingy 
The Fight - Michael Kamen 

Season Four Concept Theme Song - Giant Bomb user 
Gruber's Departure - Michael Kamen 
Going After John Again - Michael Kamen 
Power - Kanye West 

This Year is not associated with Amazon in any way. 

The HotSpot 

2005; 2006; 2007; 

Top 40 

Idle Thumbs 

Original run 

Left, Right & Center 

2011 ; 201 2 


Q1 2000; Q2 2000; 

Q3 2000; Q4 2000; 

Q1 2001; Q2 2001; 

Q3 2001; Q4 2001; 

Q1 2002; Q2 2002 



On the Media 

2001; 2011; 2012; 2013 

The Penn Jillette 
Radio Show 

Q1 2006 

Planet Money 

401 to 450; 451 to 500 

Political Gabfest 

2011; 201 2; 201 3 


2007; 2008 

Security Now 

2005-2006; 2007; 2014 

The Skeptics' Guide 
to the Universe 

2005; 2006; 2007; 2011; 
2012; 2013 

Studio 360 

201 2; 201 3 

This American Life 

1 to 25; 26 to 50; 

51 to 75; 76 to 100; 

101 to 125 

Too Beautiful to Live 

Q1 2008; Q2 2008; 

Q3 2008; Q1 2011; 

Q2 2011; Q3 2011; 

Q4 2011 

Uhh Yeah Dude 

2006; 2007; 2008; 2012; 
2013; 2014 

Wait Wait... Don't 
Tell Me! 


The Why Factor 


That aint no 
caravella.... looks like a 
creepo - Anonymous 


podcast. - Anonymous 

My favorite show on the 
site besides Daves of 
Thun... - Anonymous 

I always liked when 
Shirley Phelps called in. 

Fie a... - Anonymous 

That should read "a 
full Gabfest 

archive,&quo... - This 


2/27/2017 This Year — recapping the best podcasts.: 

Ryan Davis 

Davis joined GameSpot in 2000 as a reviewer. During his time at the site he co- 
hosted On the Spot with Rich Gallup. After Gallup's departure he became a staple 
on The HotSpot, GameSpot's pioneer gaming podcast, but his spell on the show 
lasted only a few months. He left the site a few weeks after senior editor Jeff 
Gerstmann's dismissal. The two began Giant Bomb and the Giant Bombcast 

Jeff Gerstmann 

Gerstmann's media career began at GameSpot in 1996. He stayed with the site 
during its expansion while simultaneously working his musical talents. Gerstmann 
made several appearances in the mainstream media, including a showing on Good 
Morning America. He was dismissed from GameSpot in 2007. His departure 
triggered a wave of resignations from the site by his close compatriots; with Ryan 
Davis he launched Giant Bomb, and both Vinny Caravella and Brad Shoemaker 
joined him shortly thereafter. 

Vinny Caravella 

Vinny Caravella began his career in journalism by specializing in video, initially 
working as a freelance producer in New York. In 2006 he joined GameSpot as a 
video editor and producer. After Rich Gallup left the site Caravella took over the 
job of hosting The HotSpot. He departed GameSpot following the exit of 
Gerstmann and joined Giant Bomb a week later. He has produced some of the 
gaming media's best video content in the years since. 

Brad Shoemaker 

Shoemaker joined GameSpot as an intern in 2000. He later became a feature 
editor, and then an associate editor. Shoemaker was a regular on GameSpot's 
weekly shows, On the Spot and The HotSpot. He left GameSpot soon after 
Gerstmann's departure, and after a short time as a freelancer he joined Giant 

Patrick Klepek 

Patrick Klepek joined 1 UP as a news editor after graduating from the University of 
Illinois at Urbana-Champaign with a Bachelor of Arts in Print Journalism. He 
moved over to the MTV Multiplayer blog following his time at 1 UP, and worked for 
a number of other sites including Gamespy and Gamasutra. He also wrote for G4 
and the online incarnation of Electronic Gaming Monthly before joining Giant 
Bomb and appearing on the Bombcast in the show's permanent fifth chair. 


(Left to right): Alex Navarro, Dave Snider 

Special guests 

#21: Giant Bombcast (2011) 





2011; 2012; 2013 




This Year — recapping the best podcasts.: #21: Giant Bom beast (2011) 

Row A (left to right): Ulf Andersson, Shane Bettenhausen, Adam Boyes, 
Jenova Chen 

Row B:John Drake, David Ellis, Rich Gallup, Carrie Gouskos 
Row C: David Jaffe, Greg Kasavin, Mark MacDonald, Justin McElroy 
Row D: Christian Nutt, Eric Pope, Jared Rea, Dan Ryckert 
Row E: John Vignocchi, Gary Whitta 

Tags: 2011, Brad Shoemaker, Gaming, Giant Bomb, Giant Bombcast, Jeff 
Gerstmann, Patrick Klepek, Ryan Davis, Vinny Caravella, Whiskey Media 


Anonymous January 2, 2012 at 2:51 PM 
This is awesome! Can't wait for the other years. 


Anonymous January 2, 2012 at 8:55 PM 

This Year- Meaningful game discussion on the Bombcast podcast would 
last 2 minutes. 


Anonymous January 2, 201 2 at 1 0:1 9 PM 



This Year — recapping the best podcasts.: #21: Giant Bom beast (2011) 
Incredible! I listened while only taking one break for dinner. 


Anonymous August 6, 2012 at 7:35 PM 

How rad is it that the bumper music is from the Die Hard soundtrack? 

That's perfect :D 


Anonymous August 13, 2012 at 3:47 PM 

Nice work! Putting these together must have been quite task. I have 
enjoyed these Giant Bomb and Hotspot collections. 


Anonymous December 2, 201 2 at 8:1 2 AM 
Thanks for doing these, it really is appreciated! 


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